The Vanderbilt Grill
Guests wishing to book for Afternoon Tea may do so from 12pm - 3pm. Please kindly note in the reservation that Afternoon Tea is being requested.
Breakfast daily from 7:30am-11am
Lunch daily Monday - Friday from 12pm-3pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 12pm-3pm
Dinner Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6pm-9pm,
Friday and Saturday until 9:30pm
Bar Open Daily from 4pm
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Give thanks with family and friends while enjoying culinary delights from our family, to yours. Enjoy our Two Course Prix Fixe and Dessert Buffet while listening to Kristine WIlbur, resident pianist, playing from 1 - 7pm.
Thursday, 22 November, 2018
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Sun 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wed - Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Great evening enjoying Newport Restaurant Week.
Top notch service. Food also top notch except salmon could use more flavoring.
We had a great time. Very soothing atmosphere, and very good service. Menu a bit limited but what we had was delicious.
Went for restaurant week. Turned out being a great value. The weather outside was cold and windy, so the real wood fires in the various fireplaces inside were pleasant. The waitstaff throughout the hotel and restaurant were attentive, professional, and polite. The bar has a wide variety of quality options. The restaurant week menus offered variety as well. I will definitely return to explore the other dining options in the hotel. And I will recommend this to others.
Very nice lunch setting. Exterior looked inviting and definitely worth coming in warmer months to enjoy. A great surprise to find this lovely place.
The restaurant itself was pleasant and comfortable, and service was fine. I ordered from the brunch menu and decided on lobster benedict. Sadly, the lobster was very disappointing. Portions were small and definitely was not fresh lobster. The poached eggs were a bit undercooked, and the breakfast potatoes were very salty. When the waitress came by and asked how our meal was, I was honest with her. She asked if there was anything else I wanted, but really I just wanted to give them feedback back in the kitchen. This is our second disappointing meal here, so we will not be returning,
Outstanding Restaurant Week menus, with both regular ($35) and premium ($50) options. Service was quiet, discreet and efficient, while still welcoming and cheerful. Entire staff, from maitre d' to table server to sommelier were knowledgeable and helpful. Swordfish was grilled to perfection. Salmon was succulent. Somm's wine recommendation (Pouilly Fuisse) was spot on, and (mirabile dictu!) quite reasonably priced. Understated decor in a beautiful setting.
The entire experience was amazing. We were warmly greeted at the front entrance upon arrival. The host seated us right away, giving us a choice of tables so we opted for a table in front of the fireplace. Everything was impeccable, the music calming, and the service never rushed or delayed.
We decided on the wine pairing which was perfect with our host always willing to modify any of the pre-chosen selections to accomodate our tastes.
All three courses were excellent, from the first course pork belly, second course swordfish to desert, flour less chocolate torte. Everything was perfectly prepared, brought out on time and always with a smile.
We loved it and would highly recommend.
Newport Restaurant Week - Excellent Value ! Live Piano !
Elegant dining in a historic city, this keeps the vibe going
Celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday here - had Sunday brunch with friends while visiting near Boston. Newport is a beautiful seaport destination that lends itself to a leasure meal and browsing the shops. The Vanderbuilt Grill was the perfect location for a delicious brunch, with a beautiful sunroom dining area, very attentive staff, accommodating chef, and free 2 hour parking!
The food was wonderful and the ambiance is very classy and romantic! The service is exceptional!
We went for lunch on our honeymoon. We were brought into the back room over looking the patio and it was such a beautiful view. The food was excellent as well as the hot Apple cider we ordered. To top it off was the creme brule of the day, and I would recommend anyone to get that dessert.
simply delicious food in a lovely old hotel. burger was beyond awesome, hubs puts it in his top five. the eggplant rolatini app is enough for a meal, light as feather cheese filling and so scrumptious. one of the best lunches we have had. will go back again.
Based on the reviews, we had expected an upscale brunch experience but we were seated on a sun porch that needed updating badly and it was a cold day in October. The food was only OK and the menu was nothing special. Lobster Benedict was dry and my husband's smoked salmon was not the freshest. IN addition the hostess was a hoverer. She would not leave us alone, checking every 5-10 minutes if we wanted anything. We were very disappointed.
What an amazing find in Newport. On the last evening of vacation we decided to go to the Vanderbilt Grill and I am so glad we did. From the decor, the service from Lorraine - a gem! To the food - a truly enjoyable evening. We tried the squid ink linguine with claims, scallops and calamari and also the truffle cheese ravioli - both were tender buttery pasta and the sauces smooth. Dessert was also a highlight - the beignets were filled, warm, sugary dusting and melted when a bite was taken.....highly recommend this place and will go back
Very, very disappointing, by far the worst afternoon tea I have ever attended. The menu on the website and what we were served were in no way the same. The food was stale and appeared to have been purchase premade from the bulk section of the supermarket.
Overpriced soup...$16 for 2-3oz of lobster bisque? Really? Hamburger was ok.
So, 2 beers, 2 soups and 1 burger for $91 w/tip?
One more thing...they shoved us in the “back room” b/c the main dining room was reserved for a private party. This back room also served as a direct pathway to to the outdoor fire pit during our dinner. The continuous opening of the doors permitting the bone chilling air to smother us was numbing and probably the thing that kept my cool from loosing my mind. Glad that I wasn’t staying there overnight. I followed the points on this one and got zinged.
I don’t recommend going here.
excellent and creative menu. Wonderful staff. Cocktail list is incredible!
Great music and service
Ordered a plain unseasoned piece of salmon. Chef could not get a simple request correct. I finally declined new dinner so my husbands dinner didn't get cold waiting for my dinner to return.
This was exactly what we were looking for our anniversary dinner. Quiet not crowded for a Saturday night. Would definitely go again
Way overpriced. Small portions and really expensive drinks. $18 cosmopolitan come on and it was in a tiny glass. Definitely left disappointed
Wonderful ambiance, great food, service was finding its footing, but ultimately came around and was great.
Limited menu; food well prepared. Expensive wines.
The server may have been more English challenged than the kitchen (?) but it was impossible to get any menu variations (like a a vegetable instead of fries).
>>>Valet Parking, but he LEFT MY CAR RUNNING & UNLOCKED the entire meal. I found out only because I had to retrieve the car myself. Really.
We have had a number of meals (brunch, lunch, dinner) at the Grill. Our favorite is to sit on the back patio for brunch or lunch. Great atmosphere, good is consistent and very good. Service good be a bit more attentive, but most certainly always friendly and very good.
Very very slow service. The bar took 20 minutes to bring our drinks: there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant. The food was bland and subpar. The location and ambiance are lovely. Creative cocktail list. Overpriced for what it is and the abysmal service speeds. Basically just a place to see and be seen.
Pricey, but lovely — romantic garden setting (for good weather only, of course), good wine list, innovative cuisine.
The chef forgot to put dressings on our seafood salad, so it was bland. When we told the waitress she did us a dressing, but it was still bland and we wanted to taste the dish as intended. My friend got sick 30 minutes after leaving the restaurant.
If you enjoy chef creations and excellent service this is the place to be! Halibut definitely is the best white fish I’ve ever had. Decent wine list and handcrafted cocktails topped with tasty deserts. On top of that orders from 2 dishes on the menu are going to charity. Great place for a date night or special occasion. Enjoy!
Gorgeous setting, beautiful small-midsize dining room, coffered ceiling. Piano/vocalist in the corner. I would dress for the dining room, more so than the bar seating. Food fantastic! Split creme brûlée for dessert (flavor of the month: orange). I had grilled salmon which was wonderful.
Are in the garden on a lovely summer night. Food was delicious and creative. Wonderful service.
Vanderbilt Grace has great food. The dining room is hushed. The conservatory and outside dining are fun. The roof terrace is special. All of the food is fantastic, as are the beverages. It is always a great place to go in the middle of Newport. And as a bonus--free parking.
This was a special occasion for my boyfriend and I and I felt that it was not taken seriously whatsoever. First off when we walked in the staff did not ask for my name or reservation then just seated us outside where there was dead silence. We then sat there for 15 minutes in 90 degree heat without so much as a glass of water. My boyfriend had to go inside and ask for them to pour us some waters. I mean that’s alittle rediculous. The food was good but nothing i would run back there for. Then the waitress left us the check without even asking if we were finished. All in all it was not the experience i had hoped for and i feel it could have been better due to terrible service.
Was a disappointing birthday
Utterly civilized, roof top bar a don't miss! Dinner with piano a nice touch and the craft cocktails were fantastic.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Vanderbilt Grill on Friday night after we arrived in Newport for a weekend wedding. What an amazing find! The ambience is beautiful and elegant, and the food is delicious. I had the grilled salmon and my husband had the halibut, and both were fabulous. Our lovely server, Elsa, was very knowledgeable and attentive. Don’t miss this charming gem!!
Wonderful food and atmosphere
We ordered bottomless Rose. I noticed that our table was receiving a different bottle of rose than other tables that ordered the same.
I hate to say it, but the service left much to be desired, which detracted considerably from our lunch experience. (I mentioned this to family and friends yesterday as well when they asked how we liked it and if it compared to the Spiced Pear.) Nevertheless, the food was delicious, the venue beautiful and we had a lovely time.